Meet the PureCare Dental Team
Eric M Cadwell, Dentist & Owner
DDS, MBA, University of Washington
Dr. Cadwell brings a unique perspective to the dental world. Click to read more.
Dr. Cadwell brings a unique perspective to the dental world. After graduating with an MBA from the University of Washington, he went on to launch and run a startup software company. Upon the sale of the company, he returned to the University of Washington to earn his dental degree. While in dental school, he served as Class President all four years as well as Student Council president. His leadership and business experience is what made him want to start a dental practice that revolutionized patients' expectations of the dental experience. From the design of the office to the unique dental membership model, Eric's vision is to help patients take control of their dental health, redefine expectations, and make dental care more accessible and affordable - even for those without insurance!
Dr. Cadwell is an expert at creating healthy and natural looking smiles by practicing conservative, tooth preserving dentistry. Dr. Cadwell is highly committed to mastery in the latest in dental innovations. He has completed hundreds of hours of advanced post-graduate training in various aspects of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, dental implants, and pediatric dentistry. Rigorous training and experience provide Dr. Cadwell with a special understanding of the complex dynamics of a smile and the ability to preserve oral health for life.
His favorite part of his job is the interactions that he has with our patients and the relationships that develop.
At home, his wife, Brianna, and he are so blessed to have 2 beautiful children. They enjoy having adventures, playing, and learning together as a family.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Central Oregon Dental Society.
Outside of the office, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and their dog, water skiing, snow skiing, and restoring cars.
When you are at the office next time, ask him about: Building an airplane with his father and brother or his 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible!
Tyler Fix, Dentist
DMD, MA, Midwestern University
Dr. Fix was thrilled to join PureCare Dental of Bend as an Associate in 2017. Click to read more.
Dr. Fix was thrilled to join PureCare Dental of Bend as an Associate in 2017 because of the practice’s patient-centric approach to the dental experience. His favorite aspect of his professional work is interacting with each patient and truly valuing their time, trust, and company—building rapport with each person is extremely vital to earning a patient’s gift of being “THEIR dentist.” The mouth is a very personal working space for many people, and he has a goal of making that experience comfortable. Your concerns, requests, and interests supersede all other things when you are in his chair.
Dr. Fix is engaged in the Oregon community. He is proudly completing the Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Bend 2019-2020 Program. He currently serves as a council member on the Oregon Dental Association’s (ODA) New Dentist Council (NDC). He is a graduate of the ODA’s Leadership Academy 2018-2019 Program. He thoroughly enjoys his role as a dental provider for Central Oregon’s Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Program. With strong roots at his dental alma mater, Dr. Fix is the Chairman of Professional Development for Midwestern University’s Dental School Alumni Board.
Dr. Fix grew up in northwest Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by a tight-knit family and the desert sun. He earned his Bachelors degree in Physiology from The University of Arizona in 2012. Thanks to his Wildcat heritage, he is an avid fan of college basketball—Bear Down! Upon graduation, he earned his Masters degree (MA) in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University-Arizona in 2013. Dr. Fix attended dental school at Midwestern University-Arizona, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2017. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Fix served as Class President for four years and a National Contributing Editor to the American Student Dental Association. Dr. Fix also completed an Academic Fellowship through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) while at Midwestern.
In his free time, Dr. Fix enjoys playing tennis, running, skiing, hiking, traveling, and visiting his friends and family back in Arizona.
When you are at the office next time, he would love to: exchange food and restaurant recommendations!
Emily Richard, Dentist
DMD, University of New England
Dr. Richard joined the PureCare Dental team as an Associate in the Summer of 2022. Click to read more.
Dr. Richard grew up in a family surrounded by dentists, many of whom have helped shape her into the provider that she is today. She genuinely loves to get to know her patients and be a part of their overall healthcare. In discussion, she enjoys teaching her patients about their oral health and making sure they comprehend their condition and how to maintain and improve their habits.
Dr. Richard was fortunate to grow up in the beautiful state of Maine, with the small town of Arundel at the center of it all. She attended the nearby University of New England (UNE) where she enjoyed engaging in sports such as varsity soccer and rugby, while also finding time to branch out and study abroad in Seville, Spain for a wonderful semester. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Medical Biology in 2017, before deciding to pursue her dental degree close to home as well. She attended UNE College of Dental Medicine in Portland, Maine where she continued to be an active participant in both academic and social pursuits. As a member of the American Student Dental Association, she discovered a passion for leadership and advocacy and served as President of her chapter in her third year. In 2021 she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and began to explore her career opportunities as well as her love for adventure. Her first trip towards the west coast came in the form of a one-year General Practice Residency at THE Ohio State University where she gained valuable knowledge and experience regarding patient care. Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Richard made the journey to Oregon to experience west coast living and is excited to join the PureCare Dental Team.
Outside the office, Dr. Richard enjoys playing soccer and pickleball as well as exploring the outdoors through any means necessary, most notably by foot, bike or ski!
When you’re in the office next, she would love to hear your book recommendations.
Ashley’s favorite part of her job is getting to interact with patients. She loves being able to be a part of your oral hygiene care.
Ashley grew up in Juneau, Alaska. Though she has lived in, and visited many, different states and countries! She recently moved to Central Oregon with her boyfriend who is from Scotland. She loves that in Bend she can do her favorite hobbies which include concerts, hiking, softball, snowboarding and pickle ball.
Before relocating to Oregon, Ashley received her hygiene degree in Salt Lake City, Utah!
When you are next at the office, ask Ashley about the time she caught a 60lb halibut!
Melanie, BS, EPDH
Melanie’s favorite part of her job is working with people and establishing relationships, all the while helping patients improve upon and understand the importance of their oral health.
She grew up in Newberg, OR, and moved to Klamath Falls to attend Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) after high school to study dental hygiene. She moved to Central Oregon in July 2020 and has been in love with the community ever since! She has a passion for the outdoor lifestyle that Bend offers. Whether she’s on the water, the mountains, or the trails, there’s always somewhere new for her to explore.
When she is not caring for our amazing patients, she spends time with her boyfriend of five years, Nick, and their two cats, Casper and Toothless.
Melanie has specialized herself by obtaining licenses and permits in expanded practice, restorative endorsement, local anesthesia endorsement, and nitrous oxide administration.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her favorite foods and/or her recent travels!
Megan, BS, EPDH
Megan’s favorite part of her job is ensuring that patients have a comfortable experience in her hygiene chair and providing education, so that individuals have a fuller understanding of their health and their needs.
She grew up in the Willamette Valley in Corvallis, OR. She originally moved here in 2014, and then moved back in the Spring of 2020 before beginning her professional career here in Bend.
In her free time, she enjoys a variety of activities! She loves undertaking new hobbies, but some of her favorites include horse-riding, fly fishing with her longtime boyfriend, Jack, remaining active and fit, and socializing with her friends and family.
Megan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) at their highly regarded hygiene program. She has specialized herself by gaining certifications in restorative functions, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide administration, and an expanded practice permit.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: the places she would like to travel to!
Danyel’s favorite part of her profession is getting to know her patients, as well as seeing improvement in their oral health through education, patient dedication and commitment.
She grew up in Las Vegas, though has lived in Oregon for sixteen years, and moved to Central Oregon two years ago. She and her husband enjoy spending time in the outdoors, particularly going camping, kayaking, and biking.
Danyel has two daughters, both of whom are attending college out of state. She also has adog, Lily, and 5 chickens!
Danyel has been a dental hygienist for 24 years in private practice. She works for our office part time (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), and we are loving having her be a part of our team!
Bri’s favorite parts of her job are interacting with and helping others and the relationships that form through the process. She enjoys the camaraderie of our team and the jokes and laughs we have throughout the day.
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to Kennewick, Washington, when she was three years old, where she grew up. She attended undergraduate and graduate school in Seattle, and then moved to Bend in 2010 to start the practice with Dr. Cadwell. She loves the community in Central Oregon—there are always things that she can go out and do with her family, from watching sports or hiking, to church events or community performances.
Dr. Cadwell and Brianna married in 2005 and have two kiddos: Kyle, age 10, and Maya, age 7. Bri manages the dental office, but she likes to consider herself another member of the team. Before moving to Bend, she got her Master's in School Counseling while working full-time managing an engineering firm in downtown Seattle. Both helped build both a random and solid skill set that has served her well in her role at PureCare.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her cute kids or chat about traveling!
Patient Care Coordinator
Haley’s favorite part of her job is being a part of a team that helps people live healthier lives.
She grew up in Wenatchee, WA, and she moved to Bend in 2012. When she is not advocating for our patients, she enjoys fishing, hanging out at the mountain lakes and rivers, and learning to play golf.
Haley is a proud mother to her 7 year-old son, Daxton, and her two dogs, Sarge the German Shepherd and Sailor the Aussie mix.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: the adventures her son takes her on!
Patient Care Coordinator
Jasmine’s favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and aiding them in determining the most cost effective manner to complete their treatment needs. She also revels in appealing denied insurance claims (and winning them!) to help her patients.
Jasmine grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and moved to Los Angeles when she was 18. At 21, she moved to Bend to be closer to family and become a part of this beautiful, friendly city. Her favorite Central Oregon activities include hiking and exploring the lakes and forests—all just minutes away.
When Jasmine is not at PureCare, she is making memories with her husband and two children.
Jasmine graduated with her AA degree from Central Oregon Community College, and specializes at PureCare in determining how to help you realize your dental potential in an economical way, especially through our in-house membership plans.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her participation in a famous music video!
Patient Care Coordinator
Deanna’s favorite part of her job is the opportunity to interact with every patient. She used to be a dental assistant and transitioned into a front office specialist eight years ago. In both capacities, she loves feeling that she helps patients, whether it be seeking answers that they need, making sure they are comfortable in the dental office, or offering an ear when they need to talk.
She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to La Pine 10 years ago. She loves the variety that Central Oregon offers, while also giving her a small town setting.
When she’s not at work, you can find her spending quality time with her husband of almost 25 years and her sons: hunting, camping, riding dirt bikes, and attending local events that bring them together.
She has an AS Degree in Dental Assisting (2009) and is CPR-certified. Deanna specializes at PureCare in understanding your insurance benefits and how to advocate for your financial and dental wellness.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her family’s sports life!
Chris’s favorite part of her job is the opportunity to comfort patients and ease their anxieties about the dental setting. She has a natural ability to walk patients smoothly through their procedures, and she is famous for offering a hand to hold!
Chris spent the majority of her life as a native of the East Coast in Vermont, until she and her family moved to Central Oregon around 2016. She loves spending time in the outdoors here in beautiful Bend.
When not caring for patients, Chris enjoys spending quality time with her husband and her two sons.
She has 25 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. Upon her move to Oregon, Chris re-certified herself as a board-approved Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) (2016). Chris specializes at PureCare in ensuring that we are stocked with the newest and highest-quality dental materials.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her passion for crafting!
Makenna’s favorite part of her job is getting to help all kinds of people in a hands-on environment.
She is from the Willamette Valley area (Albany), and moved to Central Oregon in the fall of 2020. When Makenna is not at the office, she spends a lot of time with her family, including her young daughter who keeps her and her husband remarkably busy! Together, they enjoy all the outdoor activities that Bend has to offer. They especially love to go out on their ski boat for boating/wakeboarding at the nearby lakes.
In 2017, Makenna graduated dental assisting school at Practical Dental Assisting of Oregon in Corvallis, Oregon and became certified in radiology and got her EFDA.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: what book she is currently reading or what new recipes she is using!
Elia’s favorite part of her job is working with a team to provide the best patient care possible. She loves having the opportunity to build relationships with patients and to meet new people.
While her origins technically lie in Eugene, OR, Elia grew up here in Bend. It has simultaneously pleased and shocked her at the growth Bend has been experiencing, and expects nothing less than a bright future for her scenic hometown.
At PureCare, she is excited to be putting her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) and EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant) certifications to use after graduation from the Central Oregon Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2020.
When out of the dental office, she loves discovering the many hidden gems that central Oregon has to offer with her Aussie/Australian Cattle Dog mix, Indy. While she would never admit this to the public, Elia thoroughly enjoys a good video game, which couples well with her enthusiasm for napping.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: Her childhood pet frog named Avocado or her beloved ‘95 Jeep Cherokee.
Brittaniy’s favorite part of working at PureCare Dental is being able to support her coworkers, as well as being in an environment she feels confident about providing the best care options for patients.
She grew up in Newport, Oregon, and moved to Central Oregon in April of 2016. Brittaniy started working with PureCare in June 2016. Her favorite part of Bend is the year-round sun and heavy winter snow fall.
When not at the office, Brittaniy loves to spend her time with her husband, Jeronimo, and their 3 Golden Retrievers: Bella, Piper, and Shelby.
Brittaniy has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from OIT as well as DH License: Expanded, Restorative, Nitrous Administration licenses. She has retired from dental hygiene and is now the 'clinical coordinator' of our office and makes sure our day runs smoothly.
The next time you see Brittaniy at the office, know that she loves the automotive industry and is always up for talking cars!
80 NE Bend River Mall Dr
Bend, OR 97703
Ph # 541-647-5555